ISU Hoops Promotes From Within


Iowa State head men’s basketball coach Fred Hoiberg announced today the promotion of Charlie Henry to assistant coach. Henry was the Cyclones’ director of player development last season.

Henry replaces Doc Sadler, who left in April to become the head coach at Southern Miss, on the coaching staff.

“Having worked with Charlie the past two years, I’ve seen how valuable he is to our program,” Hoiberg said. “Charlie is a hard worker with great attention to detail. He is very dedicated to helping our program and our players improve. Charlie is as good a young basketball mind as I’ve ever been around and has a bright future as a basketball coach. I have no doubt he will be a huge asset to our staff.”

Henry, a graduate of Madonna University in Livonia, Mich., has had stops at the high school, college and professional level in his career.

Out of college, Henry spent time as an assistant coach at Romulus High School in Detroit, Mich., which was followed by a one year stint at the University of Utah as a graduate manager under Jim Boylan.

In 2011-12, Henry worked for the Indiana Pacers as a video coordinator. The Pacers advanced to the Eastern Conference semifinals in his only season with the organization.

Henry, a native of Canton, Mich., arrived at Iowa State in 2012-13 as a graduate assistant before being promoted to director of player development for the 2013-14 season.

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